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Conference: November 11-13 // Tutorials: November 14-15

Software is Changing the World. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.


QCon starts with the 3-day conference from Monday thru Wednesday, followed by 2 days of of tutorials on Thursday and Friday. The conference will feature over 100 speakers in 6 concurrent tracks daily covering the most timely and innovative topics driving the evolution of enterprise software development today.


Some of QCon SF 2013 speakers included:


Brendan Eich - Creator of Javascript
Rich Hickey - Creator of Clojure, Datomic
Eric Evans - Creator, Domain-Driven Design
Erik Meijer - Creator of LINQ
Martin Thompson - High Performance & Low Latency Specialist
Jez Humble - Co-Author, "Continuous Delivery"
Dio Synodinos - Co-Author, "Pro HTML5 and CSS3 Design Patterns"
Arun Murthy - MapReduce Project Lead & VP, Apache Hadoop
Jeff Magnusson - Manager, Data Platform Architecture at Netflix
Floyd Marinescu - Co-Founder, InfoQ.com
Daniel Tunkelang - Head of Query Understanding, LinkedIn


Venue for QCon San Francisco 2013


The Hyatt Regency San Francisco


Five Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, California, USA, 94111

2013 Tracks

Demystifying the API LifecycleThe art of building and launching successful


Applied Machine Learning and Data ScienceTurning massive data into delightful product


Architecting for the Cloud: Designing for the Cloud, it's not just about deployment


Hadoop : Beyond Map-ReduceCutting edge developments in the Hadoop Ecosystem, including YARN, Tez, REEF, and Samza.


Tomorrow's Developer ToolsIDEs, editors, languages of tomorrow


Continuous DeliveryHow to release software on demand, and what happens next


Engineering Culture -
how to build, organize
and fuel the best engineering team possible
Exploration of the Ways to Create an Awesome Engineering Culture


Next Generation HTML5 and JavaScript: Leveraging the biggest software ecosystem today


Making Virtual and Remote Teams Shine:Learn about tools, techniques, and effective dynamics of remote and distributed teams


NoBackend: Front-End First Web Development: Build apps without thinking back-end



Functional Programming has won. Period.


Scalability, Availability, and Performance: Putting It All Together: Designing, building, and operating highly-available, fast, large-scale systems


Taming Mobile: Tackling
the problems of mobile development


Java at the Cutting Edge: Latest news on Java languages, frameworks and ports


Architectures you've always wondered about: Learn real world lessons from well-know, high-volume apps